Polymnia was born and raised in Greece, on a small island in the Aegean Sea, and graduated from the Architectural School of Athens. She later discovered a passion for languages and language teaching and has been teaching English and Modern Greek for more than seven years.
She moved to Madrid, Spain in 2014 and has been teaching private students and in-company classes since then. She is currently studying Applied Linguisitcs in the Complutense University in Madrid.
While in Greece, I saw and experienced the pain and the desperation refugees went through, while crossing the borders between Turkey and Greece. No human deserves to find themselves in such a situation, where one just abruptly abandons their home country with nothing else but the need for a better life.
I strongly believe that empowering and upskilling refugees and displaced populations will enable them to move forward in their lives, and ideally reach full integration into their host countries. There are many barriers along the way, but the language barrier is a big one. Helping refugees and displaced people to overcome the language barrier will lead them to more opportunities for work, education, economic development and, eventually, to a better life. That’s why I decided to become part of this amazing team of professionals who are committed to providing high-quality language training to people across the globe. Language Beyond Borders has offered me the chance to reach out and connect with teachers and students from many different countries and to realise the power of volunteering in changing peoples lives.